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May 21, 2012 7:07 PM

German hiker suffers heat-related death, second in 3 days

TUCSON - A 35-year-old female hiker from Germany died on a trail in the Tucson Mountains this afternoon, marking the second heat-related death since Saturday.

Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies from the Tucson Mountain District were dispatched to the Hugh Norris Trail Head in the 3500 block of North Hohokam Road and North Kinney Road in response to a hiker rescue at about 2:10 p.m. today. According to the 911 call, two visitors from Germany were hiking when a 35-year-old woman collapsed from heat exhaustion/heat stroke, the news release states. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At about 1 p.m. Saturday, deputies from the Search and Rescue Unit and Northwest Fire Department personnel were working a rescue call in the trails north of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marana when a 23-year-old female hiker died after suffering from extreme heat exhaustion/heat stroke after going for a hike with friends, officials state.

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